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Major Jones

(XIII)

A superbly competent and resourceful military intelligence operative from the XIII espionage/adventure graphic novels. As of July of 2019, this profile received M&M stats, but nobody knows what the "Ms" stand for.

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Gil Jourdan

(Part #1)

Gil Jourdan is a minor but classic character from French/Belgian mystery and adventure comics. This two-part profile explains a bunch of things, and covers much 1950s/1960s material. This here is the first part.

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XIII

(Thirteen, 13)

From a classic Francophone modern thriller/action/espionage saga. XIII operates in a fairly realistic genre, but within these limits he's rather badass. As of June of MMXIX, this entry has received M&M stIVts.

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Julie Wood


The heroine of a 1970s French graphic novels series about moto racing. Featuring many things that have two wheels and go "vroom".

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Damasque / Masquerouge

(Baroness Ariane de Troil) (part #1)

Ariane de Troïl aka Damasque/Masquerouge is the heroine of a classic series of French swashbuckling graphic novels, halfway between the Three Musketeers, the Count of Monte Cristo and Zorro. As of May of 2019, this profile was cleft in twain. It didn't feel that long to read, but with so many folks perusing this site on smartphones smaller pages are...

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Michel Vaillant

(Late 1950s)

Michel Vaillant is a venerable series of French graphic novels, about automobile racing and other things that go vroom-vroom. This profile covers the earliest, 1957-1962 GNs. So it's full of vintage cars from that time.

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Luc Orient companions


The three main companions of vintage sci-fi Belgian adventurer Luc Orient. It's meant to be read after the Luc Orient profile, but it starts with a link toward that.

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Luc Orient


A vintage hero in Franco-Belgian graphic novels. We'll cover here the 1960s and early 1970s sci-fi stories.

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Yoko Tsuno

(Part #1)

A big article full of stuff about Yoko Tsuno, one of the old-school heroines of Franco-Belgian adventure graphic novels. A highly positive, omni-competent brainy engineer who's had many adventures across the world, time, and space. As of February of 2018, this article was split in two. It was a bit long to read in one sitting.

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Superdupont


The mighty, iconic, righteous, invincible and most French Superdupont ! Champion of all that is good, and right, and proper ! As of January of 2018, this profile received a full overhaul.

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The Oubliettes

(Fall of the Dungeon Guardians adventuring party)

An example RPG adventuring party inspired by the The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians video game. With a bit of background and a discussion of song-based, close harmony counter-spelling.

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Valerian – useful alien animals

(Part #4)

This is the fourth part of our main Valérian and Laureline characters profile, with links to previous parts. Here we cover alien critters whose distinctive abilities have made them living equipment for the Space-Time Agents.

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Generic Schniarfer


Yeah, I know. "Ugh, not a Schniarfer". Everybody hates Schniarfers and schniarfing is gross. But did you know that not one, but two Schniarfers played an important role in helping our heroes Valérian and Laureline ? Read all about it here !

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Kistna of the Masters

(Valérian & Laureline)

An enigmatic, powerful and classy space princess who became an important ally of Valérian and Laureline. Also discusses her mysterious, rare species - which other folks call The Masters.

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“Ralph” from Glapum’t

(Valerian & Laureline)

More laid back than a broken recliner, "Ralph" from the planet Glapum't has a brain with more processing power than cyberpunk-future-Google. He plays an important role in Laureline & Valérian graphic novels.

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Quatuor Mortis

(Valerian & Laureline)

A quarter of themed and competent hitmen seen in Valerian & Laureline graphic novels. They're kinda fun, and they're easy to use.

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The Shingouz


A triad of diminutive, talented alien spies who frequently sell intelligence to Valérian and Laureline. These are surprisingly popular minor characters, with snouts.

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Valerian


Part one of a big article (presented in easily digestible smaller bits, as usual) about a rather important series of graphic novels. It'll explain all the things. Yes, even *that* thing you thought nobody'd ever explain. That one's in part #3 in the article, but still do read it all in order 'kay thanks.

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Generic zombies

(How To Survive video game)

Fairly generic zombies from a fairly generic zombie survival game, so that's useful if you need zombie stats. This is a video game, so there are various variant zombies with "powers". And zombie emus (I think). And that dang zombie deer everybody hates. So many zombies.

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Specialist Nina Markovic

(How to survive video game)

An example, fleshed-out zombie apocalypse survivor from minor video game How to Survive. She believes in do-it-yourself industrial chainsaws and dual-jerrycan flamethrowers and, well, it's hard to argue that point.

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Human Ants of the Sixth Continent


Strange not-quite-people from an improbable underground not-culture. These appeared during the 1970s in the Luc Orient Franco-Belgian adventure comics.
Now with much better illustrations and upgraded texts and DC Adventures game stats.

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Optimum


A French super-hero who appears in the Masqué graphic novels, set in the same continuity as the The Chimera Brigade graphic novels. Psychogeographical energy nexus.

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Germain Grandpin


One of the main protagonists from big French swashbuckling/drama saga Masquerouge, Les Sept vies de l'Épervier and Cœur Brûlé - a mighty duellist with a troubled character.

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Rigged Man

(Brigade Chimerique version) (L'Homme Truqué)

1920s French super-hero from the superb graphic novels The Chimera Brigade - a war veteran whose eyes were replaced with "electric vision".

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The Black Child

(Niourk)

A profile for L'Enfant Noir in the classic 1950s French sci-fi/post-apocalyptic novel Niourk. I don't think it was ever translated into English, so here's your chance to know about it.

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Unicorn

(Janet Just)

A pure, glittery and two-fisted super-heroine from a 1985 RPG scenario in a French magazine. So yeah, we can do that too. If we want.

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Tintin


The most classic Franco-Belgian comics character, who has been active since 1929. An overview of his career, and full coverage of his stats, personality, skills, etc.

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Rigged Man

(L'Homme Truque) (Original Maurice Renard version)

The protagonist of a remarkably modern 1921 French sci-fi short story about cybernetic eyes, espionage, the Great War and electric super-vision.

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Colonel A.J. Assan


A senior ex-military officer in near-future France, looking for ways to have super-heroes return to the Old World. From the Masked graphic novels.

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Yakari


A cunning Sioux little boy, with a good heart and the ability to speak to animals. From a large series of European graphic novels.

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